I hate footless tights. Why leave your poor little toes uncovered, cold, and bare?! Unfortunately, many of the best patterns/colours of tights only seem to come in the footless variety.
I have developed a method for making them into regular tights.
Directions are below.
- Step 1 – Select your tights. Any denier/colour/pattern is fine, but buy 1 size up from the size you normally wear. For example, I normally wear Average or Medium, but if it’s a pair of footless tights I want to turn into regular tights, I will buy “Tall” size. Please note that this method does not work for “capri length” tights.
- Step 2 – turn them inside out
- Step 3 – Using a sewing machine, start sewing from 1 corner to the other, as close as you can to the edges, using a stretch (zig-zag) stitch. You could do this buy hand if you prefer.
Voila! Your tights now have feet!